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ButtercupSaiyan

Other streaming services, the usual rambles

So, I tried to use Justin.tv but I don't know how to make it just capture my desktop. With Procaster, I can say "no camera" so what am I doing wrong there? ... I hit Go Live, nothing happens...

Livestream it is. *sigh*

Let's see... I keep on sleeping in and missing my watercolor class. >_>; So I started doing figure drawing on the side just to keep in practice and my skills sharp...

I also have no transportation to take me down to the stupid music store to get this 21-chord autoharp tuned. I tried the digital autotuner built in and it's ... very inaccurate with what it hears or I'm bad with producing a clear note for it to detect correctly and I'm not familiar with music so I can't even get 2 strings sounding right, let alone the rest... and you cannot play an untuned string instrument.

Trust me on this.

I also have a perfectly working keyboard, I'm just lacking the MIDI cable. I can still record it but I've found my "artist's block" on creating a melody extends to realspace too, not just Ableton Live. T___T I need advice for, like, how to compose music. I have NO IDEA. If I'm still in Florida for the Fall semester, you better bet your ass I'm going to try to sign up for Music Theory and C++ or Introduction to Programming courses.

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BunkerBear979
7 years, 1 month ago
What many people do is listen to other artists of any genre, even those they don't like, or are not familiar with. That might help get those creative juices flowing.
BillTheSetite
7 years, 1 month ago
Use xSplit. it's what I use, and can be synced with any of a number of streaming sites. You can also select specific parts of your desktop, as well as add static overlay screens, etc. It's useful!
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 1 month ago
Thanks!
jayands
7 years, 1 month ago
Awesome on the C++/Intro to Programming course; just DECIDE if you're going to attempt any sort of iOS development early on, as once you get used to the way C++ works, it's a little harder to go back and get used to ObjC. Trust me on this. Also, if you want to learn C++ programming, there's a set of wonderful TPB articles on the subject, as well as. . . just about anything else you can imagine in E-book form. ^_^

http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6603266
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4892572

Of course, piracy is wrong and I'd never advocate using the links as anything but lists of book titles to buy from Amazon </sarcasm>
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 1 month ago
*looks at hard drive sadly* I need to clear more space ... also, I have no idea what you just said, a lot of it was jargon I'm not familiar with so I have no context for the rest.

I opened the torrents, but I can tell a lot of them have files I will never need or use. What I'd rather find is recorded lectures and exercises to follow.

I can't even make an informed C++ decision because I have no knowledge base.
jayands
7 years, 1 month ago
iOS is the "new" name for the iPhone OS, or iPhone Operating System. They changed it when iPad came out. ObjC is shorthand for Objective-C, a language that Steve Jobs picked up for Apple while he didn't work there. Mac OSX programming is done mostly in it, as is iPhone development (with the notable exceptions, of course, being wrappers like Ren'Py [ I remember seeing sthg about Ren'Py mobile before ] and Flash Pro CS5+).

Check iTunes U for some free resources on C++ (example, links very indirectly to Stanford's iTunes U stuff) and Objective-C (only example I know of, HD/SD), as well as anything else. Also, you might want to look into Khan Academy.
slightlyshade
7 years, 1 month ago
Tuning an instrument like that can be hard work.. whatever you do, don't feel bad about yourself for that. Violins are a bitch, and not nearly as difficult as an instrument with that many strings. Would be nice if it came properly tuned in the first place.. :/ I hope it stays in tune easy enough at least. It's most difficult to tune something when the strings are very far off from where they need to be. Once you get a basic feel for the vicinity they live in tonewise it'll be a lot easier with the built-in tunery thing.

As for melodies I recommend you keep to a very basic rhythm involving 3 notes/chords or so and start adding little variations. Most composing is done while playing and experimenting. Try replacing one of the notes with a different one and see where it takes you. It can be unexpected - a suspenseful note can give you ideas on where to go. You can also let your voice help you; since you've been using that for a long time and are more intuitive with coming up with ideas there. Once you start weaving on basic melodies making complex ones is the easy part.
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 1 month ago
Thanks, SS. My friends are awesome here, actually genuinely helpful.

Screw dA so much.
slightlyshade
7 years, 1 month ago
I've never heard a nice thing about dA. And yet somehow, not having an account at all is probably worse - I often have to click through an ad if someone links me to a picture there. And, of course, you're welcome. :3
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 1 month ago
I forgot dA had interstitial ads like that, haha.
jayands
7 years, 1 month ago
As for Music Theory, check the two lists; there may be something there.

Also, this guy's on iTunes U, which covers collegiate stuff for free: http://web.utk.edu/~mtheory/courses/mcconville/ <--U of TN at Knoxville

This forum thread may help, too: http://forum.emusictheory.com/read.php?5,3092,3215

Combined with shade's advice, you'll get through it. Just remember that you're doing it for the NLR.
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 1 month ago
Oh, man, I didn't understand ANYTHING about that second link.

Let me e-mail the first one to myself since our campus decided to block Inkbunny and now I can't access any of my important journal info.

The thing about actually paying for a class is the instructor can directly help you, other students are involved and doing the same material, and making time for it once or twice a week secures motivation and interest, especially when you're my age. (Mid-twenties)
Rashira
7 years, 1 month ago
The blocked IB? Bastards.....maybe this help?

http://www.hidemyass.com/
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 1 month ago
My college uses a strict DNS. The reason why this is a pain is because I bring my laptop and borrow a cable in the library during lunch or connect wirelessly during my break ... and then I can't update what I need to.

Inkbunny apparently changed itself to list as "pornographic" site and is now automatically filtered by most DNS systems. (Thanks, Inkbunny. X( ) and when a good chunk of the art I like to upload is CLEAN ... *irk irk irk irk irk*
jayands
7 years, 1 month ago
I completely understand; I'm 25 and I know the feeling about being motivated about things well
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